Columbia, SC, March 31, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for Samurai Karate Studio located in Richland Northeast Columbia, South Carolina reported today that his school collected 150 blankets, 150 blessing bags filled with toiletry items and 50 coats and distributed them to the homeless this past Christmas Evening.
"This project was started by Randy Baccomo, one of my adult students," commented Sensei Feldt, "A few years ago, Randy and his wife went out one Christmas Eve and purchased a handful of blankets and water bottles and passed them out to the homeless in downtown Columbia."
This year, the entire karate school got behind this project and donations were turned in up to the night of Christmas Eve. The majority of the items were organized and packed the weekend before Christmas by several Samurai Karate Studio students and parents.
"This project has really grown and it was such a positive experience for our students who went out Christmas eve, to see what an act of kindness means to someone who doesn't have a warm bed to sleep in or a hot meal to eat."
Sensei Feldt indicated that they hope to make this project even bigger for 2014 and hope to engage more of the local community.
Samurai Karate Studio teaches a traditional style of karate to both children and adults, beginning at age 4 and up. Their program includes a comprehensive character and leadership training curriculum designed to help students be successful for life outside the dojo.